Optimised TSO-DSO Coordination to Integrate Renewables in Flexibility Markets

Carlos Madina, Pirkko Kuusela, Marco Rossi, Hamid Aghaie

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    The necessary energy transition to decarbonize power systems is leading to increasingly important challenges for the operation of power systems. On the one hand, the intermittent nature of renewable generation requires system operators to procure ancillary services in larger volumes than in the past. On the other, the growing penetration of medium-and small-scale, flexible demand and storage systems in distribution networks could potentially offer network services, if they are aggregated effectively and there is an appropriate coordination between transmission system operators (TSOs), distribution system operators (DSOs) and aggregators. Therefore, an important topic to be analysed is whether distributed energy resources (DER) can replace traditional generation in the provision of ancillary services (AS), how this replacement will affect the system operators' roles and how to improve the coordination between TSOs and DSOs. This paper shows the results of the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) performed within the project SmartNet to assess the advantages or disadvantages of different TSO-DSO coordination schemes, as well as the follow-up activities to be carried out in the project CoordiNet.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2019
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1257-2, 978-1-7281-1256-5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1258-9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event16th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2019 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019


    Conference16th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2019


    These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No 691405 & No 824414.


    • CBA
    • Coordination
    • DSO
    • Flexibility
    • TSO


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